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Berchemia hispida (Tsai et Feng) Y. L. Chen et P. K. Chou


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs climbing. Young branches yellow-green, smooth, glabrous. Petiole 1.5-4 cm, glabrous; leaf blade adaxially green, turning dark brown when dry, ovate to elliptic, 6-10 × 3.5-6.5 cm, papery to subleathery, abaxially densely pubescent or pubescent on veins or in vein axils, adaxially glabrous, lateral veins 12-17 pairs, conspicuously prominent abaxially, impressed adaxially, base rounded, rarely truncate, apex acute and minutely mucronate. Inflorescences to 18 cm; rachis hispid or glabrous; branches ca. 7 cm. Flowers yellow-green, glabrous, in terminal, broad cymose panicles. Pedicel 2-3 mm, glabrous. Drupe purple-red at maturity, small, 6-8 mm, 3-4 mm in diam., apex mucronulate, base with persistent cup-shaped disk; fruiting pedicel 2-3 mm. Fl. Jul-Sep, fr. May-Jun of following year.

● Mountain forests and thickets; 1000-2000 m. Guizhou, Sichuan, Yunnan.


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